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Want a great book to read this summer? Learn to be lucky!

I’m so happy that Inc.’s contributing editor Jeff Haden has included Can You Learn to Be Lucky? Why Some People Seem to Win More Often Than Others in his roundup of “5 Great New Business Books to Read This Summer.” I’ve talked to a lot of incredibly successful people. They all credit luck for at Read More

Everybody’s Invited!

One of my very favorite people, the event planner extraordinaire Hannah Kane, who runs Everybody’s Invited, was kind enough to interview me about increasing luck, and posted it here. My new goal for 2014 is to mention Benedict Cumberbatch and kale in every interview.

Lordy lordy, look who’s becoming an author

I have a book deal!! Yes, I’ve already posted it elsewhere, but you’re allowed to repeat yourself when it’s a dream you’ve worked really hard to achieve. My editor at Portfolio/Penguin is Maria Gagliano, who was also the editor of fellow Portlander/personal hero Chris Guillebeau’s first book The Art of Non-Conformity. Because Portfolio is a business Read More

The downside of passion

It’s easy to think that you have to make your life all about your work if you want to succeed, especially when we’re constantly fed stories that repeat the trope that brilliance without obsession (or problems) is impossible. Today I had an article on obsessive and harmonious passion published in The Atlantic that discusses this very Read More

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